[Rhodes22-list] CDI Flexible furler
hnw555 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 28 20:41:08 EDT 2016
You should be able to lower the halyard and then use it to pull the sail up
the slot on the furler. Trying to pull the sail up by hand will be a real
challenge, I would think.
On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 7:59 PM, Jay Weiss <jmarshallweiss11 at gmail.com>
> Live and learn.
> This past week while Hudson River sailing with a non responsive outboard
> (another story) we were surprised to witness our jib sliding down its
> furler. The canvass loop at the head of the sail that attached it to its
> halyard's shackle had failed. We removed the sail from the furler and sent
> it to the sail maker, who said that the loop was unprotected from the sun's
> UV radiation even as the rest of the furled sail was protected by a cover.
> He replaced it and returned it.
> Now the question:
> It appears that I only need to place the bolt of the sail into the slot of
> the furler (near the deck) and slide it up toward the mast head and there
> attach it to the shackle that's remains there. The deck end of the halyard
> is then tightened around a cleat beside the drum as is the tack of the
> sail. Is that right? (I'll be using a bosun's chair.) Ordinarily a jib
> halyard is lowered to deck level, attached to the head of the sail, and the
> sail then raised and the line secured on deck or on the mast. The CDI
> furler doesn't seem to work that way? I purchased the boat used with its
> furler and foresail already installed so I'm totally unfamiliar with how it
> Jay Marshall Weiss
> Poughkeepsie, NY
> 1998 R-22
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